Tori Spelling says she ‘never’ had a rivalry with ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ co-star Shannen Doherty

Ahead of the August premiere of “BH90210,” Fox’s meta-revival of “Beverly Hills, 90210,” Tori Spelling says she “never” had a feud with co-star Shannen Doherty, despite the rumors surrounding the actresses following Doherty’s departure from the show after Season 4 in 1994.

“You know what, not for any reason,” Spelling said Monday on the “Daddy Issues” podcast, co-hosted by her husband Dean McDermott, when asked if she was still close with “Brenda” a.k.a. Doherty. “Like, it’s so funny, they used to… We were really close on the show. Like, she was one of my best friends. And then when she left the show, there were like all these, like, press things that came out, like, this rivalry, and it was never with us!”

“But, you know, the press makes what they want and you don’t want to say anything because you’re told, like, ‘Don’t say anything,” Spelling continued, actors are given the “PR tactic” to “say nothing, and it will go away!”

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Actress Tori Spelling poses with her children at the world premiere of Disney's "Christopher Robin," in Burbank, California, U.S., July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
US actress Tori Spelling and children attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Christopher Robin' on July 30, 2018, in Burbank, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Tori Spelling and children attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Christopher Robin' on July 30, 2018, in Burbank, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 30: Actor Dean McDermott and wife/actress Tori Spelling with children arrive for Columbia Pictures And Sony Pictures Animation's World Premiere Of 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' held at Regency Village Theatre on June 30, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 02: Tori Spelling (L) Dean McDermott (R) and their son at the 7th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop benefiting LA Family Housing at Andaz on December 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Santa's Secret Workshop 2017)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 02: Tori Spelling (L), Dean McDermott, and their children at the 7th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop benefiting LA Family Housing at Andaz on December 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Santa's Secret Workshop 2017)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 29: Tori Spelling and son Beau Dean McDermott attend the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 28th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 29, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Dean McDermott and actress Tori Spelling with their children arrive for the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie' held at Regency Village Theatre on September 16, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Tori Spelling (L), daughter Stella McDermott, Host Jennie Garth (R) and daughter Lola Ray Facinelli attend the Netflix Series 'Project Mc2' Part 5 Premiere hosted by Jennie Garth and MGA Entertainment at The London West Hollywood on September 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MGA Entertainment )
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Tori Spelling and daughter Stella McDermott attend the Netflix Series 'Project Mc2' Part 5 Premiere hosted by Jennie Garth and MGA Entertainment at The London West Hollywood on September 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MGA Entertainment )
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actress Tori Spelling, actor Dean McDermott and children (L-R) Finn McDermott, Liam McDermott, Stella McDermott and Hattie McDermott attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's 'The Emoji Movie' at Regency Village Theatre on July 23, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 05: (L-R) Actress Tori Spelling, husband Dean McDermott, and children Finn Davey McDermott, Hattie Margaret McDermott, and Stella Doreen McDermott attend 'The Lion King' sing-along screening at The Greek Theatre on August 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - DECEMBER 21: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children attend the Grand Re-Opening Event For 'From Coraline To Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience' at The Globe Theatre on December 21, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and their children attend the premiere of Disney's 'Moana' at AFI FEST 2016 at the El Capitan Theatre on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Tori Spelling and her daughter Stella McDermott arrive at the AFI FEST 2016 Presented By Audi premiere of Disney's 'Moana' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 22: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children Finn Davey McDermott, Stella Doreen McDermott, Hattie Margaret McDermott and Liam McDermott attend the LG 'Fam To Table' series at The Washbow on August 22, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 25: Tori Spelling and son attend King Of Harts By Melissa Joan Hart Supports The 26th Annual Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation A Time For Heroes Family Festival at Smashbox Studios on October 25, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Melissa Joan Hart)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 08: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children attend the premiere of 'Inside Out' at the El Capitan Theatre on June 8, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: (L- R) Dean McDermott and actress Tori Spelling (with their children), attend with philanthropist Candy Spelling and actor Randy Spelling the LA's BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) Annual Family Dinner 2015 at Skirball Cultural Center on June 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David A. Walega/WireImage)
BUENA PARK, CA - MAY 14: Actress Tori Spelling and son Finn Davey McDermott attend the launch of 'Voyage To The Iron Reef' at Knott's Berry Farm on May 14, 2015 in Buena Park, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06: Tori Spelling (L), Dean McDermott (R) and thei children Hattie, Stella, Finn and Liam attend the 4th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop Benefiting LA Family Housing at Andaz Hotel on December 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12: TV personalities Dean McDermott (L) and Tori Spelling pose with daughter Hattie Margaret McDermott at 'Rockin' Ever After' presented by Disney On Ice at Staples Center on December 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 10: Actress Tori Spelling (C) and children Finn Davey McDermott (L) and Hattie Margaret McDermott (R) attend The Helping Hand of Los Angeles annual mother's day luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel on May 10, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 28: Actress Tori Spelling (C), her daughter Stella McDermott (L) and her son Liam McDermott (R) join the Lunchables Team and Club Kids to build a sport court at Boys and Girls Club of Burbank on August 28, 2012 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Actress Tori Spelling and husband actor Dean McDermott pose with their daughter Hattie McDermott at a signing for Spelling's book 'celebraTORI' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on April 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott pose with their children Stella McDermott and Liam McDermott at Disney On Ice, Children's Hospital LA and AEG's Season of Giving Create Holiday Magic on LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE on December 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Actor Dean McDermott and son Liam McDermott attend Tori Spelling's book signing of 'Uncharted TerriTORI' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on June 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21: From L to R : Dean McDermott, son Liam Aaron McDermott, daughter Stella Doreen McDermott and actress Tori Spelling attend Tori Spelling Book Signing for 'Uncharted TerriTori' on June 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO - MARCH 26: Actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott with their children Stella McDermott and Liam McDermott arrive to the launch of the Polar Bear Plunge at the World Famous San Diego Zoo on March 26, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 21: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and children arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'How To Train Your Dragon' at the Gibson Amphitheatre on March 21, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
NEILL J. SCHUTZER/�2009 RAMEY PHOTO September 17, 2009, Malibu, California Tori Spelling and son Liam out in Malibu. NJSZO09 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Actress Tori Spelling (R) and daughter Stella Doreen McDermott attend a signing for Spelling's book 'Mommywood' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on April 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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“But it kind of lives on whenever a story comes out,” she added. “It doesn’t really go away. So yeah, no, she’s great. I saw her recently. She’s an awesome person.”

The original “Beverly Hills, 90210,” created by Darren Star and produced by Tori Spelling’s father, Aaron Spelling, ran for 10 seasons on Fox between 1990 and 2000. It starred Spelling, Doherty, Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris and Luke Perry (who died in March). “90210” led to multiple spinoffs, most notably “Melrose Place.”

Both Doherty and Spelling are starring on the upcoming meta revival “BH90210,” which will also see the return of Priestley, Green, Garth, Ziering and Carteris to the franchise that launched their careers nearly 30 years ago. In a meta twist, the six-episode series centers on the original cast playing fictionalized versions of themselves — “with a healthy dose of irreverence” — as they try to get a revival of their old show off the ground.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Shannen Doherty attends Paramount Network Launch Party at Sunset Tower on January 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Kurt Iswarienko and Shannen Doherty attend Casamigos Halloween Party on October 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Shannen Doherty attends Farrah Fawcett Foundation's 'Tex-Mex Fiesta' honoring Stand Up To Cancer at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Keipher McKennie/FilmMagic)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Shannen Doherty participates in a congressional briefing, speaking about the newly-introduced bill H.R. 1406, the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act, on protecting dogs and cats from human consumption at Rayburn House Office Building on March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actress Shannen Doherty arrives at American Cancer Society's Giants of Science Los Angeles Gala on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Shannen Doherty attends Hollywood Unites For The 5th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), A Program Of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Shannen Doherty attends Hollywood Unites for the 5th Biennial Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), A Program of The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Shannen Doherty (L) and Holly Marie Combs arrive at the LA Art Show and Los Angeles Fine Art Show's 2016 opening night premiere party benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital held at Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Shannen Doherty attends the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala presented by MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation honoring Kerry Washington at 3LABS on November 14, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 19: Actress Shannen Doherty attends Jennie Garth's 40th birthday celebration and premiere party for 'Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country' at The London Hotel on April 19, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Actress Shannen Doherty attends Shepherd Conservation Society's 2nd Annual 'World Love For Dolphins Day' at Japanese Consulate on February 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 13: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actress Shannen Doherty arrives at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on March 13, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Shannen Doherty is sighted at The Grove on April 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/FilmMagic)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Shannen Doherty -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Shannen Doherty attends STK Los Angeles' 3 Year Anniversary Party at STK on May 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 14: Shannen Doherty signs copies of her new book 'Badass' at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on December 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Shannen Doherty arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Burning Palms' held at ArcLight Cinemas on January 12, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Actress Shannen Doherty promotes 'Badass' at Borders Books & Music, Columbus Circle on November 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Shannen Doherty celebrates the grand opening of Bravada Women's Athletica at Bravada - Women's Athletica on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 01: Dancer Mark Ballas (L) and television personality Shannen Doherty pose for photos in Midtown Manhattan on April 01, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27: Shannen Doherty attends Perez Hilton's 'Carn-Evil' Theatrical Freak and Funk 32nd birthday party at Paramount Studios on March 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26: Shannen Doherty is seen on March 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Shannen Doherty arrives at The Art of Elysium's 3rd Annual Black Tie Charity Gala 'Heaven' on January 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18: Actress Shannen Doherty arrives at Flaunt Magazine's 10th Anniversary Party and Annual Holiday Toy Drive at the Wayne Kao Mansion on December 18th, 2008 in Holmby Hills, CA. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - JULY 11: Actress Shannen Doherty speaks during the 2006 Summer Television Critics Press Tour for the Oxygen Network at the Ritz Carlton Hotel July 11, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 3: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Actress Shannen Doherty attends the Fendi Flagship store opening November 3, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
Shannen Doherty during DKNY Jeans Presents Vanity Fair in Concert With a Live Performance by Alanis Morissette Benefiting Step Up Women's Network at Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
Shannen Doherty during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 - Sweetface by Jennifer Lopez and Andy Hilfiger - Backstage Arrivals at The Tent, Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Shannen Doherty at the HP Portrait Studio in Park City, Utah (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Shannen Doherty (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Shannen Doherty during The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Fox After Party - Arrivals at Spago in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for The jLINE Group, Inc.)
Shannen Doherty during World Premiere of 'S.W.A.T.' at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Shannen Doherty (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
394962 09: ***EXCLUSIVE*** (Publicist Approval Required for ALL Usage) Actress Shannen Doherty poses for a portrait January 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jeff Katz/Getty Images) (Clients must call or email Getty Images with EXACT frame number, client name, name/type of publication, date of intended publication and type of usage (cover, inside full page, etc) and WAIT for Getty Images to confirm publicist approval before allowing client to commit these images to use.)
Shannen Doherty, circa 1988. (Photo by Getty Images)
Actresses Shannen Doherty and Shalane McCall attend Starlight Foundation Benefit on September 22, 1988 at Ed Debevic's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California.
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE -- Season 9 -- Pictured: Shannen Doherty as Jenny Wilder (Photo by Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Fox previewed the show at its upfront event last month, where it unveiled a new teaser featuring the original cast.

Shortly thereafter, news broke that Patrick Sean Smith had departed as showrunner on the meta-revival, with Paul Sciarrotta — whose previous credits include “Jane the Virgin” and The CW’s last “90210” reboot series — taking over showrunning duties, and “BH90210” co-creators Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler serving as co-showrunners. Sciarrotta, who has an overall deal with CBS Television Studios, was previously a member of the show’s writing staff.

A number of writers exited the show alongside Smith, though according to an individual familiar with the matter, the writers’ room has since been “beefed up” and is back on track in the wake of the departures.

“BH90210” series is based on a concept by Alberghini, Chessler, Spelling and Garth. Cast members Carteris, Doherty, Green, Priestley and Ziering will also serve as executive producers. It is produced by CBS Television Studios.

“BH90210” premieres Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 9/8 on Fox.

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